PRLog - Aug. 3, 2010 - ORMOND BEACH, Fla. -- Ormond Beach, Florida. Sunrise Aviation, a flight school in Central Florida, has recently enrolled several students from France. Amalric Decotte and Pauline Ahang both enrolled together at Sunrise Aviation in May 2010. Both students were private pilots in France and came to Florida and Sunrise Aviation to continue building experience towards their goal of being professional pilots. Though the pilot licensing system is different in Europe from that in the USA, students from Europe still find it more economical to do some flying in the USA as they build skill and experience towards being a commercial pilot.
French Students at Sunrise Aviation July 2010
Amalric, who is 26 years old, received his original private pilot’s license in France where he flew at a busy general aviation airport near Paris. Amalric has wanted to be a pilot for as long as he can remember. He has early memories of his mother taking him to watch airplanes when he was still a toddler in Geneva, Switzerland.
Amalric began taking classes in engineering but found he was still more interested in aviation. He also worked for a radio station doing advertising sales. Almaric also started his own business in wine trading and sold that in order to gain money for flight training. He originally delayed taking flying lessons due to a small eyesight limitation, but when the European (EASA) rules were relaxed to allow pilots to have corrected vision, he decided to pursue his childhood passion.
Pauline was born in Burgundy, France and started to fly at age 15. Her father, a private pilot, owned an airplane in Canada. Pauline got her private pilot license in Western France. She worked for a few years before starting her flight training, but she has found that she is most interested in a career in aviation.
Pauline met Amalric when they attended the same school in Orly, France to complete the lengthy classes and testing required for European commercial or airline pilots. They both decided to gain some additional flight experience in the USA before completing the instrument rating and commercial pilot license in France. After a lengthy internet search, they found Sunrise Aviation in Ormond Beach, Florida and decided to attend there because of the excellent weather and reasonable prices.
Amalric has now converted his EASA private pilot license to USA (FAA). On July 23rd, he added an FAA instrument rating to the license. He now plans to complete more flying so that he can return to France with 200 hours logged.
Pauline completed her FAA private pilot license and plans to fly at least 60 more hours before returning to France for advanced pilot training.
Both Pauline and Amalric hope to find work as pilots after finishing their flight training in France. They are already planning to complete some advanced training in Ireland as opportunities for hiring are currently good there. Both are considering careers as either corporate pilots or airline pilots if the opportunity presents itself.
Sunrise Aviation also recently had another student from France transfer from another flight school in Florida in order to build additional flight time. He enrolled at Sunrise Aviation due to the availability of aircraft for rental there.
Sunrise Aviation has been in business at the Ormond Beach Municipal Airport since 1983. In recent years, students from more than 50 countries have enrolled in their pilot training programs. Currently, students from Brazil, Saudi Arabia, India, UAE, Egypt, Yemen. Tunisia, Turkey and Spain join the students from France at Sunrise Aviation. Sunrise Aviation offers pilot training for future airline pilots as well as training towards individual ratings such as Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, or even the Multi-engine Rating. With the largest number of Cessna 152s of any flight school in Florida, Sunrise Aviation is also a destination of choice for pilots needing to quickly and economically add flight hours to a logbook.
Sunrise Aviation now has Technically Advanced Aircraft with glass cockpit avionics including the Cessna 172 SP with Garmin G-1000 and the Cirrus SR-20 with Avidyne. Sunrise Aviation currently has 43 aircraft in the fleet including four multi-engine aircraft.
Recent partnerships also allow Sunrise Aviation graduates the opportunity to gain experience in turbo-prop aircraft or even get type-ratings.
Sunrise Aviation is approved by the FAA as a Pilot School and approved to enroll foreign students by the Department of Homeland Security.
Prospective students can find Sunrise Aviation on the internet at: www.flysunrise.com, email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1-386-677-5724.
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